Organic thyme

Thyme 'Old English Winter'

Organic thyme - Thyme  'Old English Winter'

Common Name: Organic thyme
Genus: Thyme
Cultivar: 'Old English Winter'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Height: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Spread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile well drained and light
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: hardy

    An aromatic low growing herb which is ideal for edging paths or filling pots on a sunny patio. The small pink flowers which appear in summer are very attractive bees and the scented foliage can be used fresh dried or frozen to add flavour to a wide range of dishes. Keep well trimmed to allow new growth to come through.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow in March to April in pots or trays on the surface of barely moist seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of finely sieved compost. Place in a propagator at 15-20C until germination which usually takes up to 24 days. Transplant the seedlings into small pots or cells until they are large enough to plant outdoors. Plant them 25cm apart inwell prepared soil in full sun after all risk of frost has passed and they will be ready for harvest from July onwards. They are winter hardy but for the best flavour you should pick the new growth. Plants should survive for several years and they can be trimmed to keep their shape.